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How do I set numlock to be on at start up?

When I turn on my laptop I have to manualy turn on the numlock to log in. Can I set the numlock to be on at startup?

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  • iamairdoc Mar 02, 2009

    I already tryed the bios. The option to chang the numlock stting isn't in the bios on this machine.



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Almost every computer does this in the BIOS

To access the BIOS Setup on your system, the system must be off, and not in sleep/suspend or hibernate mode. Press the power button and then immediately press and hold down the F2 key. When the POST (Power On Self Test) finishes, the BIOS Setup screen will appear.

I believe you have the Phoneix BIOS. Use the arrow keys to navigate and to the desired option, the one Concerning Numlock and Disable it. There are different ways to do this, but flipping through the options is usually done with the + / - or PgUp / PgDn keys.

When you get the value you want, navigate to the exit menu and make sure you save the changes you made. You should be good to go.

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Hi there
you need to restart the PC and enter the bios, this is usually F2 on start-up, have a look through the bios and set the numlock to on at start-up.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

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    Lee Hodgson Mar 02, 2009

    Hi again
    If there is no option in the system bios then you are stuck with having to do this manually as there is no option to set the numlock from within Windows. If you want to check on this yourself go into the control panel, click on keyboard and/or regional options and you will see for yourself.

    Kind regards



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